Amit Shah on Tripura victory: Speaking on the results of three state assembly elections, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday thanked people of North East and said that PM Narendra Modi’s leadership has received acceptance in this region. Shah further said that Congress has been continuously shrinking and the same has been reflected from today’s results. “Congress was unable to win a single seat in Tripura, many of their candidates lost deposits in these two states,” Shah said. Taking a jibe at CPM, Shah said,”It has been proven that the Left is not right for any part of the country.”
An elated Amit Shah said the BJP’s golden era would be when its wrests West Bengal, Odisha and Karnataka. He further added that it is a day of joy for crores of BJP workers, adding, that the victory of the BJP is important in many ways.. “It is an endorsement of the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the people of the Northeast,” Shah said. The saffron party and its ally IPFT were close to securing a majority in Tripura having together won 28 seats in the 60-member House. The alliance was leading in 15 more. The Assembly elections were held in the state for 59 seats due to the death of a CPI-M candidate.
In Nagaland, the BJP and its ally NDPP have won 13 seats and are leading in 14. The ruling Naga People’s Front, with which the BJP parted ways just before the elections, has won 13 seats and was leading in 12 others in the 60-member Assembly. In Nagaland too, elections were held for only 59 seats as NDPP leaders Neiphiu Rio was declared elected unopposed. Meghalaya appeared set to have a hung Assembly. Speaking on possibility of horse trading in Meghalaya, Shah said that Congress has been unable to achieve a majority in the state and there is no question of it.
In Meghalaya, the saffron party has won two seats in the state where the Congress has won 19 seats so far and was ahead in two. “Where is the question of ‘tod-phod’ (horse-trading). The Congress does not have a majority there,” he said.